Mikailo Tijanić is the Head of the Intellectual Property Office with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia. His duties include cooperation with other state institutions, private organisations involved in intellectual property protection, and copyright holders who turn to the Ministry of the Interior in cases of violation of their rights.
Role of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia in Combating High-Tech Crime and Experiences from Practice
The main routes of transporting falsified goods go from Bulgaria, Turkey and Kosovo to the western borders of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, and to the north, towards Hungary. In October 2010, the Serbian Ministry of the Interior intercepted a chain of smuggling textiles and footwear of well-known brands. The total value of seized copyrighted goods amounted to € 600,000. The goods were intended for sale on the Western European market and included the following world-renowned brands: “Boss”, “Armani”, “Paul and Shark”, “Burberry”, “Nike”, “Reebok”, “Tom Tailor”, “Pierre Cardin”, “Tommy Hilfiger”, “Next”, “D&G”, “Pepe Jeans”, “Versace” and so on. In his lecture, Mr. Tijanić will share his considerable experience gained while working with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.